Saturday, January 10, 2009

Plumbing the Evils of the Public Good

"A republic, madam, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin said these words at the end of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Why "if you can keep it"? Well, because in a republic, people can vote themselves money from the government and then all Hell breaks loose. Sound familiar?

One of the worst things that good, hard-working folks have ever done is try to use the government to "help" people. Again, I must re-re-reiterate, THERE IS NO COLLECTIVE BRAIN.

What never ceases to amaze me is that certain people, when attempting to solve problems, always to seem to realize that there is a solution that involves MORE government intrusion in your lives, but they never even glance in the direction of the solution that involves LESS government intrusion in your lives. Weird, huh? Let's just look at the one way that accomplishes the exact opposite of that which you desire. How is it possible that the COLLECTIVE BRAIN has come to that conclusion?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This from our Declaration of Independence, adopted on July SECOND 1776. (It was NOT adopted on the fourth, no matter what anyone tells you.)

And just below these statements, the framers of this Declaration inserted the words regarding the King of England, "He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good." That's where they screwed up. Yes, they screwed up by allowing into the debate that government could ever understand what is good for an undefined, roiling mass of PUBLIC.

Still, while they were debating our constitution, they kept the concept of the individual. They made provisions for the singular, insulated man. Because there is no way to define PUBLIC unless you remove the individual from the entire mix. Our country's very tenets were determined by folks that were smart enough to include the individual, yet they left the door open to oppression because of two little words.

They knew that oppression was definitely possible, but they also assumed that every man understood the extents to the limits on his individuality were threatened by governing bodies. The everyman FORGOT and voted them up some "justice."

Today we are assaulted with every single, aggrieved "minority" group that demands special consideration. These very same groups ignore the fact that the ultimate minority is the individual man. "All men are created equal...." This is singular and the ultimate determining factor of our country. EQUAL at the point of CREATION.

How do we return to these concepts that even the framers struggled with? We finally and conclusively arrive at the end of the road of FREEDOM. You have to play it forward and understand the implications of "PUBLIC." In order for our federal government to achieve equality of all men, all men must be reduced to slavery, lorded over by all men. This concept is unachievable, folks. Yet, still we try.

Even the protected groups, Republican and Democrat, are ridiculous. Please, please, please consider where the end result of this whole mentality is leading. There is an end and it is not good.

At the point when one single man (and subsequently, all men) is sacrificed at the altar of the "public good," we are ignoring the determining factor of why the United States of America was great.

Government justice and government compassion are incompatible.

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